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! >>> was president obama so focused on reelection that he was missing in action during the libya terror strike? this is special report. >>> i'm john roberts in for bret baier. the terror attack against the u.s. mission in benghazi is our topic. testimony on capitol hill has ignited a fresh round of debate today. what's not going away are questions about last year's terror attack in libya after panetta's final testimony yesterday. >> if i were a family member and one of my loved ones was killed in benghazi, i would be sick to my stomach. >> republican lindsey graham declared on twitter the president, quote, has to announce for his leadership on benghazi after panetta and general martin dempsey testified, they spoke to the president only once during the eight-hour attack. >> one time. >> right. >> you talked to him how many times? >> the same one time. >> graham and his republican colleagues repeatedly pressed panetta on why there was no direct follow up with mr. obama after they met in the oval office. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary pent
tactin under way to find the fugitive. >>> meanwhile, back in washington, for president obama, it's all about the state of the union. this afternoon we'll tell you what he plans to say during that prime time address to the nation. >>> but we start with weather. and as we mentioned, the snowfall has ended, but the cleanup and the dig-out is going to be going on for some time. we'll get back to our weather in just a few moments. >>> within the next hour, we are expecting to get official word or expecting to get word that the reward for the suspected cop killer is being raised to $1 million. that's according to "the los angeles times." the lapd, the l.a. mayor and other top officials are scheduled to hold a news conference soon. they'll have the latest on the manhunt for chris dorner, the ex-cop who's accused of killing three people, including one police officer. the latest image we have of dorner is this, some surveillance video taken monday behind an auto parts store near san diego. meanwhile, the tsa is asking airports to keep a close eye on their aircraft. they believe that dorner may
this hour. president obama continues to warn the nation about upcoming spending cuts that could go into effect march 1st. in his weekly address to the nation he blamed republicans for the crisis. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. unfortunately, it appears that republicans in congress have decided that instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest americans, they'd rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class. >> republican senator john hoven of north dakota delivered the weekly address and said congress has done its part. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is why won't he work with with us? and the answer, quite simply, is because he wants higher taxes. >> republican governors meeting today in washington are asking the federal government to solve the spending crisis and not to add to the burden on the states. >> don't pass the balancing the federal budget on the backs of state governments because we're still re
president obama has signed the emergency declaration for connecticut to bring in resources. >> good news. anna, thanks. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center. we understand there's another severe weather threat. >> it's not for the northeast. i'll start with the northeast and that storm that's severe is going to be into the underneath northeast tomorrow and rain. it's not severe but rain. molly was talking about a warmup. the temperatures look pretty good. the problem is with the rain, even though the temperatures are warmer, because it's rain, the rain is going to fall on the snow and suck up the rain like a sponge and get very hard. today has to be the day you shovel your roofs because tomorrow, add the weight of the water and likely roofs will collapse. today's the day you do your work. it's a nice day. do everything you can. this is a look at that storm you see temperatures getting above freezing for the most part for everybody. it's overnight tonight into tomorrow morning we start to see this move in. starting as a little bit of freezing rain mixin
obama of energizing them by demonizing barack obama and pushing them to the fringe. and now he comes along and says, wait a second, you've gone too far. this monster that i have helped to create has gone too far, and i'm picking up the pitchfork and i got my fire, my torches, and i'm going to go door to door backed by billionaires in texas to get -- >> you don't know this. this is new testament stuff to you. joy, do you know the parable of the unjust steward? the guy is about to get sacked. he's about to lose everything. he goes around and cuts deals with all the people his bosses have been dealing with and gets his piece of the action. it's very secular values to some of this stuff. rove went on fox last night, karl himself, to defend himself and to profess his love for the tea party. what is he up to? he's trying to trash can these people. let's watch. >> i love these groups that are criticizing us saying they're fake conservatives. well, i repeat, we spent $30 million for tea party senate candidates and $25 million. there's no group that comes close to what crossroads has done in
.s. drone. we have a live report. >>> and, john t is high drama on capitol hit. president obama's big pick for cia director up for con fir make in a few hours. but will members of his own party derail it? >> i don't know. >> lots of drama. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolinment. >> i'm john berman. it's thursday, february 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. up first, brace yourselves, bundle up, buy a shovel. this will be a big one. at this moment a blaizzard watc is in effects for new england. a storm is headed that way and could be historihistoric. it could drop two feet of snow in some places and it all starts tomorrow. you told us this was coming yesterday, you were on top of this one. >> we're trying. boston could rival its worst blizzard from 2003 which had 27 1/2 inches. all of this talks about two storm systems coming together. the first one here, notice in the south, all instability, a tornado warming out there for plaquemines parish. this is moving off to the east. we will watch this produce heavy showers even through atlanta. a low will form,
this morning, president obama giving in to congressional demands. he will release classified documents that explain the legal justification for drone strikes that kill u.s. terror suspects overseas. >>> and adding to the drama, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia and the architect of the drone policy, he'll appear before the senate intelligence committee today. lots to talk about with barbara starr who's following all these developments for us this morning from the pentagon. barbara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. all about spice and drones this morning, isn't it? well, this video has not yet been confirmed as the genuine article by the administration, the pentagon or the cia but it's getting a lot of attention. if you look at it, it's perhaps not so compelling itself, but there's plenty to try and figure out. let's get to that in a minute. but i want you first to listen to -- we translated some of the voice on the tape describing what you're looking at. have a listen. >> translator: this air craft has had many flights in countries around iran. in oper
house, the first ladies really have not spent much time. we have an example with michelle obama, she was not familiar with the white house, where as laura bush was familiar coming in during the george h.w. bush presidency. tell us a little bit about michelle obama's transition in and how she prepared for it. >> michelle obama is a serious student, but i don't think there is any way one can be prepared in a sense to really know what is going to be like. her husband had been a u.s. senator for a few years, but she and the girls had stayed in chicago where her whole family and support work. the bush people were incredibly helpful and generous about what the office was like and the structure and all that. the bushes were as well, personally, when the obama is visited. but i have to say there's just no substitute for being there. mrs. obama and the family were first at the adams hotel and then the blair house and into the white house for coffee, as is the tradition on inauguration morning. and everyone went off to the inauguration, and then what the white house residence staff does is jus
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
like a reelected president -- barack obama, bill clinton -- that means continuity rather than change. but as far as speaking itself, i enjoy it. i enjoy the challenge. you are walking into a room full of strangers. you have never met them, they have never laid eyes on you, they may have seen you on television in passing or whatever -- within an hour, they walk out with some sense of you. 45 minutes to make them think, make them laugh. that is the highest praise you can get, is somebody coming up and saying, you made me think and made me laugh. that is high praise for me as a speaker. >> let's lay down the basics for mark shields -- born where? >> massachusetts, may 25, 1930 seven. >> parents did what? >> my dad was a paper salesman, involved in the town, government and politics. my mother had been a schoolteacher but at that time when schoolteachers married they could no longer -- they were stained women or something of the sort, because they no longer could teach in the public schools of massachusetts as a married woman. so she was a mother and homemaker. >> how many brothers and si
in the west. >>> these cuts don't have to happen. a warning from president obama earlier this morning about what looming budget cuts will mean for you if no deal is reached. he says it's everything from big flight delays to major layoffs. we're live at the white house. >>> and the first lady gets footloose. michelle obama shows off her lighter side as she busts a move with jimmy fallon. and she's proving she knows how to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. how about the first lady with the moves there. >> great moves. jimmy fallon -- who did we thought he looked like? >> there was discussion in the studio that jimmy fallon was looking a little tina fey-esque. >> nice to have the first lady in the building for that. >> yes. >> there's a little of the performance. it looks like they had time to rehearse this. >> the evolution of the mom dancing. >> from "pulp fiction." >>> meantime, w
jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the president said, "the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small but whether it works, whether it helps families finds a job at a decent wage, care they can afford or retirement that is dignified." what we have seen from this president is reckless spending and a heavy hand in regulation. at the time of the president's first inauguration, the unemployment rate was 7.8%. at the time of his second inauguration, it was exactly the same and this month unemployment rose to 7.9%. while the rate of unemployment has been mostly stagnant, the national debt has not. in the past four years of failed obama policies, the nation has added $6 trillion of new debt onto the backs of citizens and businesses. today our national debt stands at $16.4 trillion, broken down by american citizens, that's $52,210 for every man, woman and child in this country. we must get back on the right track and bring optimism into busines
to occur. president obama has submitted proposals on three different occasions. a balanced approach. when the supercommittee was meeting back in the fall of 2011 and his own budget submission and last fall as part of the fiscal debate challenges, he's put office on the table to the congressional republicans who simply refuse to close corporate loopholes and to force the wealthiest americans to pay their fair share. we've had over $2.5 trillion in savings and cuts. we cannot cut our way to prosperity. we need a balanced approach and that's what the president has told the republicans. >> when she says balanced approach, alex, she means more taxes, higher taxes for wealthy americans and for big corporations. what's wrong with that? >> close loopholes. >> what's wrong with that is that washington is telling us that if we cut a single penny, then the national parks are going to close, as if the grand canyon was going to stop being a hole in the ground without federal funding. this is outrageous. the people who are supposed to serve us are telling us they can't do with a penny less, while ameri
. >> and president obama challenged by dick cheney, the former vp calling the president's pick for his national security team, quote, second rate. are his choices putting our safety at risk? we'll report you decide. >> mike: plus the regulation nation keeps getting bigger. and this month the obama administration is proposing even more to the, you know, of 60 billion dollars? but on what? "fox & friends" hour two on a sunday starts right now. ♪ >> well, people across the northeast and new england still reeling from this weekend's massive snowstorm and today, they'll start digging out and dumped several inches to over three feet of snow in some areas. >> alisyn: three feet of snow. it broke records. one the of the hardest hit states is connecticut where we find our anna kooiman, live in milford with the latest. there she is against a snow bank. >> reporter: yeah, very chilly. it's 11 degrees here in milford and we can tell you that folks in the northeast, they're used to dealing with this wild winter weather, but even folks here say it's been a long time since they've seen this much snow. we
reports. >> between republicans and president obama. over three key issues. gun control, the obama call and public clamber to do something is boiling down to universal background checks and a possible deal worked out by senator schumer and a bipartisan quartet two rated a by the nra and two rated f. issue two? immigration. more republicans are leaning towards allowing illegal imgroonts stay but no actual plan has been proposed yet. issue three is the biggy that everybody says they hate. sequester. >> mindless arbitrary across the board cuts to take place on march 1. >> spending cuts and social services end unless there's finally a deal to cut spending. president obama is making clear he wants in any such deal another tax hike on the wealthy and reducing the write-offs on perks like private jets. >> we've got to be able to close loopholes the average american can't take advantage of to increase the revenue in a way that allows our economy to continue to grow. >> at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> the battle lines on that fight end on guns and immigration a
, the obama campaign has decided to roll over much of its apparatus into a 501c4. reformers often talk about the worry of large donations going to a group whether it's a political committee or this type of committee and i don't know if you were helpful in setting the 501c4 up, but i was wondering how risky it might be to have a city -- a sitting president working for or raising money for a 501c4. >> i have not attempted to separate my comments -- i do represent organizing for action, which is the name of the organization you are referring to. i would simply say as you know, i will not be involved in electoral activity at all. in that sense, it's not to be confused with activity in an election cycle, the types of concerns the campaign finance sector we're talking about here today. as you know, it is devoted to federal and state public policy and issue development advocacy. it will be operating therefore as a social welfare organization. without going into tremendous amount of discussion about people's views of the feasibility of such an enterprise, i would say this -- the business of communic
, thanks for your time. >> my pleasure. >>> president obama is waking up this morning in florida where he plans to spend the holiday weekend. on friday he went back to his hometown of chicago and made a very personal appeal to crack down on violence. kristin welker is traveling with the president. she's in port st. lucie, florida. good morning. >> reporter: lester, good morning to you. this vacation begins after president obama spent the week criss-crossing the nation trying to sell the key messages of his state of the union address. but friday's speech was the longest, and it was personal. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama went back to his hometown of chicago and called for an end to the violence. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> reporter: mr. obama met with a group of at-risk male teens just before taking the stage. and in an uncharacteristic moment talked about the similarities between them. >> i had issues, too, when i was their age. i just had a -- an environment that was
this accomplished than he is harming the republican party. >> senator mccain, have you talked to president obama about this issue? >> i have not. >> what are the state of relations these days? >> i, i have great respect for the president. i hope and i believe that at some point we will all be meeting with the president on this issue because we need to coordinate with the administration. but, i think, i haven't seen a degree of partisanship overall as there is today but we are showing some signs of bipartisanship. this thing we just did in averting the nuclear option in the senate, this issue, i think that republicans are more inclined to let the process go forward and senator reid is more, more inclined to let us have amendments. i see, i think that when we are down to 11% approval rating, there was a favorability thing, different things are favorable. a colonostomy is viewed more favorably than a member of congress. we're kind of in bad shape to say the least. i won't view that line any further. i got up in line, anybody said in the airport anybody say you look a lot like senator john mccain. i
if convicted. >>> president obama is on the road today trying to sell some of his state of the union proposals. the president visits an early learning classroom near atlanta to make the case for universal pre-k. and he'll speak at a community recreation center before returning to the white house. and if you listen to the speech, the state of the union on tuesday, he laid out a lot of initiatives. >> oh, yes. >> and typically those addresses are a laundry list of ideas. for the term. but the republican response, obviously, a fair question. the response is, okay, you've laid out all these things you want. how in the middle of these record deficits do we pay for them? both sides were short on details. >> but the president did come out and when he laid out this laundry list of things, he said not one of the initiatives that i'm talking about today is going to cost us an extra dime. so it's going to be interesting to see how we're going to rejigger, because there's no way to create initiatives without having to pay for them, how to rejigger things in our economy and our finances and our pocketbook
president obama weighed in urging the group to open its membership to everyone. he agrees. >> the boy scouts are unwilling to lift the ban they simply won't be relevant to a generation that decided to embrace lbgt brothers sisters, coworkers neighbors, friends. >> for now the ban remains in place. scout leaders say they need more time to consider and consult before deciding to whether to everyturn a century old policy. al-jazeera washington. >> that is an except from al-jazeera english, one. news programs that airs on that channel. bob wheelock, what is the lens or voice that your journalists approach their stories with? >> it is not any different from any other broadcaster i don't think. you look for the truth. you look to tell the story for the people and to give them a voice. we will go out and try to find central characters often, to drive a story, to try to give it, you know, something that you can invest in as a viewer. but, you know, essentially on a story like that it is a news story of the day. it is fairly cut and dried. we make a great effort getting all voices in. and then try to
. >> al, thank you. this morning lawmakers are getting nuances about why the obama administration believes it is okay to use drones to kill expected terrorists including americans. it's an issue that will be key at today's confirmation hearing for the president's pick for cia. michael isikoff is calling this story for us. michael, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. drone strikes, the obama administration's weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under scrutiny. after a disclosure justice department document obtained by nbc news this week that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. for the first time today the white house is sharing the classified memo that lays out the legal basis for such strikes with members of the house and senate intelligence committees. the move comes at a crucial time as john brenan, president obama's nominee to be cia director, faces his confirmation hearing today on capitol hill. in the war over drone strikes, a major reversal from the white house. after years of ironclad secrecy, president obama directed t
. sources stress the united states is not considering providing weapons to the rebels. senior obama administration official says secretary of state john kerry is discussing the changes with sewer pea an allies this week. >> so talk about culture shock. that's dennis rodman.an allies this week. >> so talk about culture shock. that's dennis rodman. he's in north korea with three members of the harlem globe trotters to put on a show for fans while they film a tv documentary. rodman also known as the worm is tweeting from within north korea saying maybe i'll run into the gangnam style dude while i'm here. of crse his geography dude is slightly off. he's from south core re, a dennis rodman. just so you know, you're in north korea. >> oh, my goodness. all right. also ahead on on "early start," successfully tracing the exact origin of the destructive meteor that injured 1,000 people in russia. where the big rock came from is coming up next. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it tas
. but i'm still here. so sad. >>> now to some other news. president obama's plan for immigration reform was leaked over the the weekend. it includes a clear path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. republican senators john mccain and marco rubio were working on a senate immigration plan that quickly criticized the president's version. it's only a backup in case congress fails to act. >>> more from marco rubio. you remember him reaching for that bottle of water during his response to the state of union address. now a pact, his pact, has turned this into a $100,000 moment. rubio's pact has raised that much money being giving away water bottles for any donation over $25. that's smart politics. >>> so danica patrick has made nascar history. she's the first woman to win the poll for the storied daytona 500. now some details on the pope's declining health. pope benedict may be blind in his left eye. that's according to a german journalist. he tells the newspaper the pope's hearing has also faded. he says the pope is so thin the tailors struggle to keep him in his clothes. he cited his poor
obama is releasing confidential information about why such strikes are legal and necessary. >> as the cia director nominee faces tough questions today on capitol hill. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a secret war, and in a sign of how pervasive and how hidden it is, the revelation that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to launch drones throughout the region. a tactic against terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans they have no right. they have no right. this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership. but the by-product of this is anger, anger among the innocent people who are getting killed. so you're just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement office in the white house, john brenna
aren't afraid of obama care or numbers low or what do you think? >> well, health care is kind of -- it did well -- i don't believe there was a month even in the great recession when we were losing 700,000 jobs a month and health care did not add jobs. the job increasing pressures in the health care sector are just unrelenting because there's so much demographic pressure and half of health care spending is from the government side. look. in retail, i agree with peter. fourth quarter gdp and decent personal income retail growth. >> let's talk about the fourth quarter gdp. first time of a decline since 2009 and when you look in to the numbers consumer spending was up, business spending on equipment is up. housing equipment was up. federal government spending was down by an annual rate of 15% so how much of a drag is actually cuts to federal government spending on the economy right now? >> we can quantify that. took about 1.25 points off the g d gp growth. i think these are one offs meaning i think once we get revised numbers we find out that the economy is growing as peter sugges
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
thing about anyone. >> reporter: he peppers his rant with random statements. defending president obama from racist attacks and even complementing michelle obama's hair but he always comes back to the lapd, demanding what he calls justice. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name cleared. that's what this is about, my name. a man is nothing without his name. >> police say they've ordered protection detail for more than 40 people named in the manifesto, which is both chilling and surreal. beyond lapd and politics he declares his admiration for a lau laundry list of celebrities and public >> diana, thank you very much. >>> natalie morales is over at the news desk with the other top stories we're following this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. a hacker was able to expose conversations found in the bush family's e-mail accounts. pete williams has the latest from washington, d.c. pete, good morning. >> natalie, a spokesman for former president george h.w. bush confirms an investigation has been under way into what appears to be a hacker's intrusion i
with random observations on celebrities and politics, defending president obama and complimenting michele obama's hair. he always comes back to the lapd demanding what he calls justice. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name cleared. that's what this is about, my name. a man is nothing without his name. police say they've ordered a protection detail for more than 40 people named in the manifesto which is chilling and surreal. beyond the lapd and politics he declares his admiration for celebrities and public figures. >> diana in los angeles, thank you. >>> another big story we're following this morning, the start of what could be a record-setting blizzard here in the northeast. >> it's been an interesting morning already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. t
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